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Kagiso Rabada likely to be fit ahead of World Cup

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fast-bowler Kagiso Rabada, who suffered a back during his stint in the (IPL), is set to be fit ahead of the ICC Men's 2019.

Concerns over Rabada's fitness for surfaced after the board asked the fast bowler to return from India, where he was instrumental in progress to reach the IPL playoffs for the first time since 2012.

(CSA) told both and IPL that Rabada had a back niggle and needed rest and recovery time ahead of South Africa board's doctor over the weekend said CSA's medical team was being "extra cautious" in managing Rabada's workload because of his history with back injuries, ESPNcricinfo reported.

Earlier, Moosajee, in a statement issued by CSA, had said, "With KG (Rabada), we are extra cautious because of two reasons. He had a back issue that kept him out of the game for a protracted amount of time. Secondly, there's his importance in the squad, so we're managing his rehab and his return to play very carefully. The anticipated recovery period for KG's is two to three weeks and we are hopeful he'll make a full recovery to be part of squad."

South Africa's preparations going into the World Cup was further affected by to and Steyn, who played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, was forced to withdraw from the IPL after sustaining a shoulder after two matches. While Ngidi, who was signed by Chennai Super Kings, was ruled out of the tournament after picking up a side strain during the ODI series against

A positive Moosajee said, "The selectors have ensured they have enough options on the table but there are some players that have been earmarked as standby players."

South Africa's World Cup squad will assemble in for a week-long preparatory camp before departing for the marquee event in the UK on May 19.

The team will play against and in the warm-ups on May 24 and 26, respectively, before opening its World Cup campaign against England on May 30.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 12:01 IST